New research projects in FISA http://www.fisaonline.de/ Here you will find the latest 20 projects that have been included in the Information System for Agriculture and Food Research (FISA). en-en Federal Office for Agriculture and Food TYPO3 Novel Hop extracts for neuroregeneration Neurodegenerative diseases are closely related to the increasing age of society. Currently available drugs for treating neurodegernative diseases like Alzheimer´s disease and Parkinson´s disease only fight the symptoms but not cure the disease. Novel therapeutic approaches target the activation of regeneration of affected arial by the administration of special compounds. Some secondary plant compounds of hop have already been shown to have interesting effects on neuronal regeneration in vitro, thus may be suitable for a use in regenerative medicine. Moreover, former studis show a general consumers interest on innovative hop based drugs.
Aim of this project is the generation of an extended market by a novel product for hop processing companies in Bavaria. One target  of this project is the development of a special  method (patent pending) for the extraction of valuable neuroactive hop extracts to get on pilot scale. Therefore, a special extract from waste material of hop processing, which is so far used as animal feed, will be obtained and is intended to be used in phytopharmacy. For that a product concept should be evolved and tested, which meet the needs of an early stage of development and inherent risks.

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Collaborative project: Early detection of apple proliferation and pear decline with remote sensing and analyses based on machine learning methods - subproject 3 Apple proliferation and pear decline are economically important phytoplasma diseases of apple and pear. However, there is no direct control measure for these quarantine diseases, which are widespread in European fruit growing. In order to prevent the further spread of these phytoplasma diseases, only prophylactic measures, such as control of the insect vectors by insecticide treatments and the uprooting of infested trees, help. Economically, uprooting only makes sense if less than 10% of the trees are affected. In addition, disease containment requires a coordinated regional approach. Consequently, it is very important for the grower to detect the disease at an early stage. The aim of the project is therefore to develop a diagnostic method that can detect the diseases in aerial and satellite images, both early and on a large scale. The biochemical change in the plant caused by the phytoplasmas, e.g. the induction of a specific reddening, will be used for this purpose. Multi- and hyperspectral data will be analyzed using machine learning methods and results used for developing a remote sensing method specifically suitable for the detection of apple proliferation and pear decline. Remote sensing data acquired by drones or satellites are planned to be offered in a decision support system as a service adapted to the needs of individual growers, cooperatives or, at regional level, for crop protection services. Ideally, the method can replace the laborintensive on-site visual monitoring and improve diagnostic reliability, especially for pear.

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Collaborative project: Early detection of apple proliferation and pear decline with remote sensing and analyses based on machine learning methods - subproject 2 Apple proliferation and pear decline are economically important phytoplasma diseases of apple and pear. However, there is no direct control measure for these quarantine diseases, which are widespread in European fruit growing. In order to prevent the further spread of these phytoplasma diseases, only prophylactic measures, such as control of the insect vectors by insecticide treatments and the uprooting of infested trees, help. Economically, uprooting only makes sense if less than 10% of the trees are affected. In addition, disease containment requires a coordinated regional approach. Consequently, it is very important for the grower to detect the disease at an early stage. The aim of the project is therefore to develop a diagnostic method that can detect the diseases in aerial and satellite images, both early and on a large scale. The biochemical change in the plant caused by the phytoplasmas, e.g. the induction of a specific reddening, will be used for this purpose. Multi- and hyperspectral data will be analyzed using machine learning methods and results used for developing a remote sensing method specifically suitable for the detection of apple proliferation and pear decline. Remote sensing data acquired by drones or satellites are planned to be offered in a decision support system as a service adapted to the needs of individual growers, cooperatives or, at regional level, for crop protection services. Ideally, the method can replace the laborintensive on-site visual monitoring and improve diagnostic reliability, especially for pear.

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Collaborative project: Early detection of apple proliferation and pear decline with remote sensing and analyses based on machine learning methods - subproject 1 Apple proliferation and pear decline are economically important phytoplasma diseases of apple and pear. However, there is no direct control measure for these quarantine diseases, which are widespread in European fruit growing. In order to prevent the further spread of these phytoplasma diseases, only prophylactic measures, such as control of the insect vectors by insecticide treatments and the uprooting of infested trees, help. Economically, uprooting only makes sense if less than 10% of the trees are affected. In addition, disease containment requires a coordinated regional approach. Consequently, it is very important for the grower to detect the disease at an early stage. The aim of the project is therefore to develop a diagnostic method that can detect the diseases in aerial and satellite images, both early and on a large scale. The biochemical change in the plant caused by the phytoplasmas, e.g. the induction of a specific reddening, will be used for this purpose. Multi- and hyperspectral data will be analyzed using machine learning methods and results used for developing a remote sensing method specifically suitable for the detection of apple proliferation and pear decline. Remote sensing data acquired by drones or satellites are planned to be offered in a decision support system as a service adapted to the needs of individual growers, cooperatives or, at regional level, for crop protection services. Ideally, the method can replace the laborintensive on-site visual monitoring and improve diagnostic reliability, especially for pear.

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Collaborative project: Mobile houses for laying hens: innovations for implementing a legally compliant hygiene management system in practice - Subproject 3 Keeping laying hens in mobile houses is an animal friendly and environmental sound alternative to static housing systems. However, in mobile houses currently used in the field, there are still considerable deficits and uncertainties concerning general hygienic measures, such as cleaning and disinfection. This is also the case regarding preventive biosecurity measures, and legal measures to be taken in the event of an outbreak of a transmissible disease, for instance the obligation to keep poultry indoors. The aim of this project is to develop a concept consisting of modified mobile house and elements for retrofitting existing stables, and a management package focusing on general and specific hygienic measures. This concept should account for present regulations on transmissible animal diseases as well as for animal welfare and environmental protection. Therefore, investigations on animal health, animal behaviour, and animal - and environmental hygiene are carried out by closely linked expert working groups under practical conditions at two trial sites. In addition, these investigations will take place under a simulated obligation to keep the flocks indoors. Thus, the evaluation and the continuous refinement of the concept are ensured throughout the entire project phase. This approach addresses current challenges in mobile poultry housing in order to develop and establish a sustainable legally compliant hygiene management system with special regard to animal welfare and environmental protection.

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Collaborative project: Mobile houses for laying hens: innovations for implementing a legally compliant hygiene management system in practice - Subproject 2 Keeping laying hens in mobile houses is an animal friendly and environmental sound alternative to static housing systems. However, in mobile houses currently used in the field, there are still considerable deficits and uncertainties concerning general hygienic measures, such as cleaning and disinfection. This is also the case regarding preventive biosecurity measures, and legal measures to be taken in the event of an outbreak of a transmissible disease, for instance the obligation to keep poultry indoors. The aim of this project is to develop a concept consisting of modified mobile house and elements for retrofitting existing stables, and a management package focusing on general and specific hygienic measures. This concept should account for present regulations on transmissible animal diseases as well as for animal welfare and environmental protection. Therefore, investigations on animal health, animal behaviour, and animal - and environmental hygiene are carried out by closely linked expert working groups under practical conditions at two trial sites. In addition, these investigations will take place under a simulated obligation to keep the flocks indoors. Thus, the evaluation and the continuous refinement of the concept are ensured throughout the entire project phase. This approach addresses current challenges in mobile poultry housing in order to develop and establish a sustainable legally compliant hygiene management system with special regard to animal welfare and environmental protection.

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Collaborative project: Mobile houses for laying hens: innovations for implementing a legally compliant hygiene management system in practice - Subproject 1 Keeping laying hens in mobile houses is an animal friendly and environmental sound alternative to static housing systems. However, in mobile houses currently used in the field, there are still considerable deficits and uncertainties concerning general hygienic measures, such as cleaning and disinfection. This is also the case regarding preventive biosecurity measures, and legal measures to be taken in the event of an outbreak of a transmissible disease, for instance the obligation to keep poultry indoors. The aim of this project is to develop a concept consisting of modified mobile house and elements for retrofitting existing stables, and a management package focusing on general and specific hygienic measures. This concept should account for present regulations on transmissible animal diseases as well as for animal welfare and environmental protection. Therefore, investigations on animal health, animal behaviour, and animal - and environmental hygiene are carried out by closely linked expert working groups under practical conditions at two trial sites. In addition, these investigations will take place under a simulated obligation to keep the flocks indoors. Thus, the evaluation and the continuous refinement of the concept are ensured throughout the entire project phase. This approach addresses current challenges in mobile poultry housing in order to develop and establish a sustainable legally compliant hygiene management system with special regard to animal welfare and environmental protection.

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Collaborative project: Development of an assessment system to evaluate animal welfare and the environmental impact of horse management by computer-based consultation instruments - subproject 2 A uniform assessment and species-appropriate optimization of sport- and leisure-horse husbandries considering environmental criteria is deemed urgently required. However, till today there is no objective assessment tool available, that is both scientifically sound as well as feasible. Aim of the project 'BestTUPferd' is to establish a digital consulting tool for horse-keeping farms. The concept for this assessment tool was developed at the Technical University Munich- Weihenstephan from 2013 until 2017 in the course of a project 'for the evaluation of animal welfare and environmental effects of horse husbandries'. The proposed tool is planned to be utilized nationly. With the aid of a new company that is yet-to-be-established it is planned to launch a consulting tool, which allows the assessment of animal welfare and environmental effects of different single and group housing systems for horses. The software, that can be used on any hand-held device, will allow a standardized deficiency analysis in the field and as a results give optimization advice individual to any farm. Target, guide and limit value for a benchmarking-system will be calculated and determined. With the aid of this consulting tool the housing conditions of horses as well as the protection of the environment in horse-keeping could be substantially improved Germany-wide. The project is supported by an expert advisory board, which comprises representatives from important institutions of the horse sector, who, amongst others, will promote the implementation and distribution of the assessment system.

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Collaborative project: Development of a mobile fish transport system with integrated water treatment - subproject 3 The FiT project aims to improve water quality during live fish transport using modern, compact water treatment technology. This will improve both the handling quality during transport and the economic viability of transport regarding food safety and food quality aspects.

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Collaborative project: Development of a mobile fish transport system with integrated water treatment - subproject 2 The FiT project aims to improve water quality during live fish transport using modern, compact water treatment technology. This will improve both the handling quality during transport and the economic viability of transport regarding food safety and food quality aspects.

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Collaborative project: Development of a mobile fish transport system with integrated water treatment - subproject 1 The FiT project aims to improve water quality during live fish transport using modern, compact water treatment technology. This will improve both the handling quality during transport and the economic viability of transport regarding food safety and food quality aspects.

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Collaborative project: Use of Lactococcus piscium for the regulation of meat spoilage and maturation packaged under modified atmosphere and skin packaging - subproject 1 The production of meat requires considerable ressources in vegetable raw materials, energy and water. Fresh meat is perishable and therefore, it is often offered in modified atmosphere packages with CO2, N2 and O2, enabling an extended shelf life. The shelf life and onset of spoilage is determined by the initial bacterial contamination with specific microbial species. As a result, many packages in impeccable condition are discarded upon reaching the "best before” date. It is the aim of this project to reduce the amount of discarded meat. The potential of Lactococcus (Lc.) piscium strains is exploited to enhance food safety and towards a ripening culture to unlock a novel market segment for the application of safe microbial cultures. The required tasks are performed by two research partners (RP) and include (1) selection of safe Lc. piscium strains, (2) evaluation of the assertiveness of these strains against other spoilage microbiota, (3) elucidation of the metabolic background of the assertiveness, (4) descriptive and comparative sensorics, (5) production of new starter preparations, (6)establishment of methods for inoculation of meat, (7) pilot scale applications in MAP and Skin packages, and (8) assessment of ressource savings.

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Collaborative project: Development of an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for optimised thermal comfort of cattle - subproject 4 The goal is to develop an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for dairy cattle farming, which can be controlled with a new system control and regulation unit using a network of sensors within the stables. This way, the various functional areas as well as the micro-climatic zones within the stable environment can be systematically optimised. A new lighting technology integrated into the Curtain additionally supports signalling and synchronisation of animal behaviour. The use of a cost-effective sensor technology also provides incentives for the monitoring of corrosive gases beyond legal requirements. An innovative tracking system furthermore allows the localisation of the animals and the recording of their movement behaviour, as well as the detection of the farmer. These factors may be taken into account as a control variable, achieving added value in regards to single workstation security. In order to generate a high level of user acceptance and user comfort, the sensors will be designed wireless and low-maintenance via a radio standard. A mobile app shall also allow the farmer an easy and user-friendly access for parameterisation and monitoring of the system. The procedure is planned as follows: •    System conception and specification •    Development and subsequent review of the first demonstrators in laboratory scale •    Further development and upscaling of the demonstrators for pre-field testing •    Development of a stable and animal sensor network •    Development of a system control and regulation unit •    Research for establishing a single workstation security system for farmers •    Development of an app for monitoring and controlling of the overall system •    Merge of system components as well as registration and assessment of animal behaviour in a field test

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Collaborative project: Development of an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for optimised thermal comfort of cattle - subproject 3 The goal is to develop an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for dairy cattle farming, which can be controlled with a new system control and regulation unit using a network of sensors within the stables. This way, the various functional areas as well as the micro-climatic zones within the stable environment can be systematically optimised. A new lighting technology integrated into the Curtain additionally supports signalling and synchronisation of animal behaviour. The use of a cost-effective sensor technology also provides incentives for the monitoring of corrosive gases beyond legal requirements. An innovative tracking system furthermore allows the localisation of the animals and the recording of their movement behaviour, as well as the detection of the farmer. These factors may be taken into account as a control variable, achieving added value in regards to single workstation security. In order to generate a high level of user acceptance and user comfort, the sensors will be designed wireless and low-maintenance via a radio standard. A mobile app shall also allow the farmer an easy and user-friendly access for parameterisation and monitoring of the system. The procedure is planned as follows: •    System conception and specification •    Development and subsequent review of the first demonstrators in laboratory scale •    Further development and upscaling of the demonstrators for pre-field testing •    Development of a stable and animal sensor network •    Development of a system control and regulation unit •    Research for establishing a single workstation security system for farmers •    Development of an app for monitoring and controlling of the overall system •    Merge of system components as well as registration and assessment of animal behaviour in a field test

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Collaborative project: Development of an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for optimised thermal comfort of cattle - subproject 2 The goal is to develop an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for dairy cattle farming, which can be controlled with a new system control and regulation unit using a network of sensors within the stables. This way, the various functional areas as well as the micro-climatic zones within the stable environment can be systematically optimised. A new lighting technology integrated into the Curtain additionally supports signalling and synchronisation of animal behaviour. The use of a cost-effective sensor technology also provides incentives for the monitoring of corrosive gases beyond legal requirements. An innovative tracking system furthermore allows the localisation of the animals and the recording of their movement behaviour, as well as the detection of the farmer. These factors may be taken into account as a control variable, achieving added value in regards to single workstation security. In order to generate a high level of user acceptance and user comfort, the sensors will be designed wireless and low-maintenance via a radio standard. A mobile app shall also allow the farmer an easy and user-friendly access for parameterisation and monitoring of the system. The procedure is planned as follows: •    System conception and specification •    Development and subsequent review of the first demonstrators in laboratory scale •    Further development and upscaling of the demonstrators for pre-field testing •    Development of a stable and animal sensor network •    Development of a system control and regulation unit •    Research for establishing a single workstation security system for farmers •    Development of an app for monitoring and controlling of the overall system •    Merge of system components as well as registration and assessment of animal behaviour in a field test

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Collaborative project: Development of an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for optimised thermal comfort of cattle - subproject 1 The goal is to develop an intelligent Curtain-ventilation-sensor-system for dairy cattle farming, which can be controlled with a new system control and regulation unit using a network of sensors within the stables. This way, the various functional areas as well as the micro-climatic zones within the stable environment can be systematically optimised. A new lighting technology integrated into the Curtain additionally supports signalling and synchronisation of animal behaviour. The use of a cost-effective sensor technology also provides incentives for the monitoring of corrosive gases beyond legal requirements. An innovative tracking system furthermore allows the localisation of the animals and the recording of their movement behaviour, as well as the detection of the farmer. These factors may be taken into account as a control variable, achieving added value in regards to single workstation security. In order to generate a high level of user acceptance and user comfort, the sensors will be designed wireless and low-maintenance via a radio standard. A mobile app shall also allow the farmer an easy and user-friendly access for parameterisation and monitoring of the system. The procedure is planned as follows: •    System conception and specification •    Development and subsequent review of the first demonstrators in laboratory scale •    Further development and upscaling of the demonstrators for pre-field testing •    Development of a stable and animal sensor network •    Development of a system control and regulation unit •    Research for establishing a single workstation security system for farmers •    Development of an app for monitoring and controlling of the overall system •    Merge of system components as well as registration and assessment of animal behaviour in a field test

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Trail Routing 2.0: Digitization of Planning and Process Control for the Creation of Networks of Forest Trails Based on Models and Algorithms that Optimize Resource Use A form of forestry maintenance actions, actions that create networks of forest trails (e.g. skidding and hauling trails) serve to prepare forests well for future thinning. Given their importance to damage-minimizing and ecologically and economically effective forest management, they must be well coordinated and require particularly farsighted planning. At present, forest rangers primarily prepare the creation of skidding trails on site by spray-painting the trees to be harvested on the planned trail. The basis of planning is maps based on geographic information, which do not facilitate the optimization of networks of trails, however. Variable terrain conditions and numerous independent variables make the planning and creation of skidding trails not only extremely time-consuming but also so complex that an optimal outcome is only rarely achievable. The project 'Trail Development 2.0' is intended to improve the planning and creation of networks of trails significantly by providing forest rangers and forestry companies assistance based on available geographic information and mathematical optimization algorithms.
A forest ranger will initially be assisted in the planning process by (semi-) automatic proposals for potential trail routing options based on an assessment of various economic and ecological target variables. Whenever verification reveals discrepancies between natural features ascertained on site and planning documents, appropriate modifications will be proposed to the forest ranger. In addition, systems will be developed in the project for the forestry companies that put trail development into practice. They are intended not only to reveal whether the planned route of a trail is being followed and to document it but also to provide suitable recommendations for further work ahead, especially when disruptions occur or discrepancies arise.

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Early Acoustic Detection of Grain Storage Insect Pests Insect pests in grain storages can cause severe financial losses. Infested grain needs to be treated and can only be sold with lower profit. Intense infestation can lead to contamination with mycotoxins and total loss of stock. The “beetle sound tube”-system is an innovative method to identify insect infestation at an early stage using acoustics. Compared to other methods such as traps, inspection and temperature monitoring the “beetle sound tube”-system allows far earlier detection. Therefore treatment can start earlier, hotspots, damage, and succeeding losses can be prevented. Additionally, the introduction of parasitoids via tube system will be tested. This could facilitate the access to the area of infestation and could increase the efficacy of biological control. The “beetle sound tube”-system shall provide farmers and warehouse keepers with information about insect species and pest density that will be combined with suggestions for control treatments. Results will be spread through workshops, a handbook for farmers/warehouse keepers, presentations on exhibitions and conferences, papers in journals and via internet, and the EIP-Network.

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Model and demonstration project for practical implementation of peat-reduced substrates in tree nurseries - model region Ammerland Peat reduction and the change to alternative constituents in horticultural growing media (substrates) is a major challenge for the production of woody plants in pots (container stock). The proposed model and demonstration project is intended to show, that high-quality plants can be produced even in substrates that are highly peat-reduced. Accordingly, the project should serve to reduce barriers for the commercial nurseries, support the step-by-step implementation of peat-reduced substrates in practice and thus improve the acceptance of alternative substrates in hardy nursery stock.

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